Time to bring this tradition back and usher in 2015!
As always, my only guiding criteria for these lists is purely based on what came out this year that brought me the most enjoyment.
This is probably the most difficult list for me to make as I’ve found that the older I get, the lazier I am about discovering new music and really pretty heavily on my friends’ recommendations – most notably Max, Stefan, JG, PTF and Sean. I think one of my new year’s resolutions should be to listen to at least one
or two new album s a month.
1) Syro by Aphex Twin
2) Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes by Thom Yorke
3) St-Vincent by St-Vincent
4) LP1 by FKA Twigs
5) 1989 by Taylor Swift
Special mentions: Our Love by Caribou, Run the Jewels 2 by Run the Jewels and White Women by Chromeo
What a fantastic, FANTASTIC year for television. From True Detective coming out of nowhere, to Fargo defying all expectations, to the Flash actually being a good show; this year really had something to tickle every single one of my fancies. Especially in the wake of Breaking Bad ending last year.
1) True Detective
2) Utopia (U.K.)
4) You’re the Worst
5) The Flash
Special mentions: Face Off, Arrow, Veep, Orange is the New Black, Game of Thrones
Did I say that music was the most difficult list to write? Because that was totally a lie. It was a pretty solid year for movies and deciding how to order the list and what to cut from it was way more heart-wrenching than I thought it would be.
2) Live. Die. Repeat.
4) Guardians of the Galaxy
Special mentions: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Captain America: the Winter Soldier, The Lego Movie, Interstellar, 22 Jump Street, Nightcrawler and X-Men: Days of Future Past.
This was a pretty weak year for games overall as far as I’m concerned. That said, I’m pretty happy with everything that made it onto the list.
1) Bayonetta 2
2) Dark Souls 2
3) Dragon Age: Inquisition
4) The Last of Us: Left Behind
5) Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition
Special mentions: P.T., Bravely Default, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Wolfenstein: The New Order, 2048
So there, that pretty much wraps it up for me. What did you guys think?